Fluor Corp. has been awarded a project and construction management services contract by BHP Billiton for the South Flank iron ore project in the Pilbara region of western Australia. Fluor will book the undisclosed contract value in the third quarter of 2017.
The work is being performed from BHP’s office in Perth, Australia, with Fluor and BHP managing the project together as an integrated project team, according to a news release.
“We are extremely enthusiastic about the opportunity to support BHP on this very important project and we look forward to continuing our long and successful relationship with BHP,” said Tony Morgan, president of Fluor’s Mining and Metals business, in the release. “We are delighted that BHP has recognized that Fluor's execution capabilities and experience will help them develop this project successfully.”
Fluor will work with BHP to optimize the feasibility study design with a focus on execution readiness and capital efficiency. A decision to move forward with the execution phase of the project is expected in mid-2018, the release said.
Fluor is based in Irving, Texas and has offices in Greenville.